COMMUNITY - In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday

Getting Red Deerians active through ParticipACTION’s 150 Play List

The Play List tour is in Red Deer this weekend at Westerner Park as part of the Mane Event

  • Apr. 21, 2017 8:35 p.m.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, the ParticipACTION 150 Play List tour will be coming to the Mane Event to encourage Canadians to complete as many physical activities as they can.

The event runs this weekend at Westerner Park.

ParticipACTION is partnering with local events across the country that have lots of traction, attracting a few people, and the Mane Event was one of them.

ParticipACTION, a non-profit organization originally established in 1971, encourages Canadians to sit less and move more. And the 150 Play List does just that.

“It’s all in pursuit of making Canadians more active, so they thought if they came up with this list and encouraged all Canadians to do all 150 activities that it wouldn’t only be a one off but it might in fact inspire Canadians to be more active on a daily basis,” said Stacie Smith, communications consultant with ParticipACTION.

Those interested in participating can go to participaction.com and register under the 150 Play List program, and every time they do a new activity they can go in and enter that in for a chance to win prizes. They can also try a wide variety of activities from quidditch to hula hooping to hockey.

“Although all the other normal events will be going on onsite, there will be a ParticipACTION area where you can try specific activities on the 150 Play List and they’ll walk you through how to register online to set yourself up for the 150 Play List,” said Smith.

carlie.connolly@reddeerexpress.com

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